DOL , a
See also:town of
See also:north-western France, in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine, 36 m . N. of
See also:Rennes on the Western railway . Pop . (1906) 3543• Dol is situated to the south-west of the
See also:rich agricultural
See also:district known as the
See also:marsh of Dol, where market-gardening is especially flourishing . The streets are still rendered picturesque by houses of the 14th and 15th centuries, which
See also:form deep arcades by the
See also:projection of their upper storeys: and, high above all, rises the
See also:grey granite of the
See also:cathedral, mainly of the 13th century, which in the
See also:middle ages ranked as the metropolitan
See also:church of all
See also:Brittany, and still keeps fresh the name of
See also:Bishop St Samson, who, having fled, as the
See also:legend tells, from the Saxon invaders of England, selected this spot as the site of his monastery . To the architect it is interesting for the
See also:English character of its design, and to the antiquarian, for its stained-
See also:glass windows of the 13th century, and for the finely sculptured
See also:tomb of Bishop
See also:James (d . 1504) . About 12 m. from the town is the
See also:pierre de Champ Dolent, a menhir some 30 ft. in height; not far off stands the
See also:great granite
See also:rock of Mont Dol, over 200 ft. in height, surmounted by the statue and
See also:chapel of Notre-
See also:Dame de 1'
See also:Esperance . Dol has
See also:trade in
See also:grain, vegetables and fruit,
See also:tobacco is cultivated in the neighbourhood and there are
See also:salt-marshes . Tanning and
See also:leather-currying are carried on in the town . The town was unsuccessfully besieged by
See also:William the Conqueror, taken by
See also:Henry II. in 1164 and by
See also:Guy de
See also:Thouars in 1204 . In 1793 it witnessed the defeat of the republican forces by the Vendeans who had taken
See also:refuge within its walls .
The bishopric established in the 6th century was suppressed in 1790 .
DOGWOOD (i.e. wood of the dog-tree; referred by the...
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